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707 Operations

707 Operations operates heritage trains across Victoria, using steam locomotive R707 and diesel locomotive T413.

707 Operation - 'Redwood Rattler Tour' August 2017

August 06, 2017

707 Operations ran their 'Redwood Rattler Tour' from Melbourne to Maryborough and return via Bacchus Marsh on August 06, 2017. The train was led by T413 and P14, a replacement for a failed H5, carriages included PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BK708, and 'Victoria' Club Car 1.

707 Operation - 'Redwood Rattler Tour' August 2018

August 05, 2018

707 Operations ran their 'Redwood Rattler Tour' from Melbourne to Maryborough and return via Bacchus Marsh on August 5, 2018. The train was led by H5 and P12, a replacement for a failed T413, carriages included PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BK708 and Club Car 1.

707 Operations - Ballarat Beer Festival, January 2014

January 18, 2014

On January 18, 2014 707 Operations ran a train from Melbourne to Ballarat via Geelong for a beer festival, with T413 hauling PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BRS224, BK708, BS212. With the country platforms at Southern Cross unavailable, the train ran around at Oakleigh (!)

707 Operations - Ballarat Beer Festival, January 2016

January 16, 2016

On January 16, 2016 T413 and T364 lead a train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return (via North Shore) for the Ballarat Beer Festival.

707 Operations - Ballarat September 2009

September 13, 2009

R707 lead a 7 car train push-pull with T413 from Melbourne to Ballarat and back, via North Geelong

707 Operations - Best of British suburban tour, July 2017

July 16, 2017

On July 16, 2017 707 Operations ran their 'Best of British' tour around the Melbourne suburbs, visiting Aircraft, the Newport-Sunshine goods lines, Caroline Springs, West Tower and the reversing loop, with diesel shunter F208 and mainline steam locomotive R707 running push pull.

707 Operations - Classic Carriage Soiree to South Geelong, July 2017

July 15, 2017

On July 15, 2017 707 Operations ran restored steam locomotive R707 and vintage train to South Geelong to celebrate their expanded fleet of classic carriages.

707 Operations - Colac March 2009

March 22, 2009

On 22 March, 707 Operations took T413 and Steamrail's T356 from Newport to Colac and return. The carriages were a PCP power van, BRS, BZ and ACZ.

707 Operations - Dash to Deniliquin, February 2018

On Saturday 17 707 Operations ran their 'Dash to Deniliquin' tour from Newport to Deniliquin, running via Bendigo on the down, and Toolamba and Seymour on the up. T413 and H5 led the train, made up of PCP 294, BS 205, SJ 284, SJ 282, BRS 224, Avoca, Club 1, BK 708, NAM 2336, LAN 2354 and Wando.

707 Operations - Dunolly tour, January 2015

January 24, 2015

On January 24, 2015 B74 and T413 took a train from Melbourne to Dunolly, running via Bacchus Marsh on the way there and via North Geelong on the way home. Carriages PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BS212, Avoca, AS11, SJ284, JTA6 were in the consist.

707 Operations - Farewell to Murrayville Tour, July 2017

July 23, 2017

On Friday 21 July through Sunday 23 July 707 Operations run their 'Farewell to Murrayville' tour from Melbourne to Murrayville and return, as a a farewell tour to the broad gauge Ouyen to Murrayville branch line. T413 and H3 led the train made up of a mix of Victorian, NSW and South Australian joint stock sleeping carriages: PCP294, ACZ255, BRS224, SJ282, SJ284, Club Car Victoria, dining car Avoca, NAM2336, LAN2354, BK708 and VAM1.

707 Operations - Geelong August 2009

August 02, 2009

Steamrail's K153 lead the train, with T413 bringing up the rear

707 Operations - Geelong May 2009

May 17, 2009

R707 led 3 carriages, a PCP van and T413 to Geelong and return on May 17, 2009

707 Operations - Leeor Loop and Kaniva Tour, February 2016

February 27, 2016

On Saturday 27 February 2016 707 Operations and Steamrail Victoria operated a joint tour from Melbourne to Kaniva. T413 and P16 run push-pull from Melbourne to Ararat on the broad gauge, with TL152 taking the standard gauge train from Ararat to Leeor Loop, dropping off passengers at Kaniva.

707 Operations - Manangatang, December 2017

December 15, 2017

On the weekend of 15-17 December 2017 707 Operations ran a train from Melbourne to Manangatang and return, travelling via Bacchus Marsh on the down, and North Shore on the return. T413 & H5 hauled the train, with PCP 294, BS 205, SJ 284, BRS 224, Avoca, Club Car 1, NAM 2336, LAN 2354, VAM 1, and Wando in the consist.

707 Operations - Newport to Marshall August 2008

August 10, 2008

On August 10, 707 Operations ran a charter train from Newport to Marshall for their members. R707 led 5 S and Z cars, a PCP power van, with T413 attached to the rear.

707 Operations - Seymour, July 2015

July 19, 2015

On July 19, 2015 707 Operations ran a special train to Seymour and return, featuring a trio of R class steam locomotives: R707, R711 and R761

707 Operations - Seymour charter, January 2010

January 08, 2010

On January 8, 2010 T413 lead carriages PCP294, JTA6, ACZ255 and BRS224 on a charter from Newport to Seymour and return, travelling via the goods lines to Sunshine.

707 Operations - Seymour December 2012

December 01, 2012

Just before the summer fire bans kicked in, R707 lead a train from Melbourne to Seymour and return on December 01, 2012

707 Operations - Seymour May 2012

May 19, 2012

707 Operations took R707 to Seymour and return on 19 May 2012, with T413 providing some assistance.

707 Operations - Seymour October 2014

October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014 R711 and R707 double headed a train Southern Cross to Seymour and return, conveying passengers for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival

707 Operations - Seymour transfer, July 2018

July 28, 2018

On 28 July 2018 T413 and H5 worked a train made up of PCP294, NAM2336, Club Car 'Victoria', BS216, Avoca, BS219 and VAM1 from Newport Workshops to Seymour, the BS carriages earmarked for restoration at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. The train returned a day later, with F202 and H3 in the consist and minus a few carriages.

707 Operations - Steam and Streamliner, August 2018

August 26, 2018

707 Operations ran their 'Steam and Streamliner' tour from Newport to Berwick and Stony Point on 26 August 2018, featuring steam locomotive R707 and recently retired V/Line diesel locomotive A66.

707 Operations - Steam over Skyrail to Sale, June 2018

June 23, 2018

On 23 June 2018 707 Operations ran their 'Steam over Skyrail to Sale' train from Newport Workshops to Sale and return, being the first steam train to pass over the completed 'skyrail' viaducts between Caulfield and Dandenong. R707 led the train, with H4 and T413 assisting a train made up of PCP 294, SJ 284, Club 1, NAM 2336, LAN 2354, BS 212, BS 205, BK 708, BRS 224, BZ 270, ACZ255.

707 Operations - Suburban tour December 2009

December 05, 2009

R707 and T413 ran push pull around the Melbourne suburbs, from Newport to Glen Waverley, Flemington Racecourse and Lilydale. Chasing a train around suburbia by car = fail!

Geelong Rail 150

June 24, 2007

A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.

Newport Workshops: Steamrail and 707 Operations

Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

June 08, 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo, September 2011

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo, September 2012

September 08, 2012

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. Along the way we were overtaken by a trio of PN locos headed towards Elphinstone to rescue a failed grain train.

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2013

July 21, 2013

R761 and R707 lead a 14 car long train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return, having to run from Newport to Southern Cross via Sunshine and Deer Park due to Regional Rail Link works.

Steamrail - Twin R class to Bendigo, October 2010

October 09, 2010

R761 lead R707 to Bendigo with a train 11 car long train, connecting at Castlemaine for a VGR train.

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